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Fri. 6 p.m.: Gas well explodes in Hartford

HARTFORD -- Police and firefighters are going to door-to-door on Bradley Brownlee Road to tell residents to "shelter in place" after a gas well exploded behind D&G Machinery on state Route 7. According to police scanner traffic, the well is on fire and several departments have been called ...

Fri. 9:09 a.m.: Mexico’s Los Cabos braces for approaching storm Lorena

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Owners pulled boats from the water and hauled them away on trailers, while shopkeepers put plywood over windows and doors as Hurricane Lorena bore down this morning on Mexico's resort-studded Los Cabos area. Lorena was forecast to pass over or near the southern ...

Fri. 9:03 a.m.: Imelda leaves 2 dead in Texas, others stranded and trapped

CHINA, Texas (AP) — Parts of Texas remained underwater this morning after the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda soaked the Houston area, leaving at least two people dead and prompting hundreds of rescues for people trapped during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane Harvey ...

Fri. 8:57 a.m.: US military to present Trump with several options on Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will present a broad range of military options to President Donald Trump today as he considers how to respond to what administration officials say was an unprecedented Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia's oil industry. In a White House meeting, the Republican ...

Fri. 8:48 a.m.: US envoy meets Israel’s embattled PM to discuss peace plan

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.S. envoy to the Middle East has met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu days after elections that left the Israeli leader's political future in doubt. Netanyahu suffered an apparent setback when he and his allies failed to secure enough seats for a narrow, ...

Thur. 11:35 a.m.: Beto O’Rourke to stop in Niles next week

NILES - Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke will have a labor roundtable Wednesday at the Mahoning-Trumbull AFL-CIO Labor Council headquarters on North Main Street. Bill Padisak, the council's president, said today that O'Rourke's campaign reached out to him to help coordinate the ...

Thur. 11:35: Beto O’Rourke plans stop in Niles next week

NILES - Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke will have a labor roundtable Wednesday at the Mahoning-Trumbull AFL-CIO Labor Council headquarters on North Main Street. Bill Padisak, the council's president, said today that O'Rourke's campaign reached out to him to help coordinate the ...

Thu. 8:51 a.m.: Water rescues underway as Imelda drenches parts of Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — Rain from Tropical Depression Imelda deluged parts of Texas and Louisiana this morning, prompting water rescues, a hospital evacuation and road closures in areas east of Houston. Forecasters warned that Imelda could bring up to 35 inches of rain this week in some areas of ...

Thu. 8:46 a.m.: Trump says gun negotiations going ‘very slowly’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pouring cold water on prospects for a bipartisan compromise on gun legislation, even as his aides circulate a draft plan on Capitol Hill. Trump tells Fox News in an interview aired this morning no deal is imminent. Six weeks after mass shootings ...

Thu. 8:36 a.m.: Democrats to argue Republicans rushing top Labor nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to run the Labor Department faces a Senate confirmation hearing, even as Democrats argue that they haven't had enough time to scour his record of legal work for corporate interests. Although Trump tweeted in mid-July that Eugene Scalia was ...

Wed. 9:30 a.m.: US home building climbs 12.3 percent in August to 12-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of U.S. home construction jumped 12.3 percent last month to a 12-year high on a surge in apartment building. The Commerce Department said this morning that housing starts came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.36 million, most since June 2007 and up ...

Wed. 9:11 a.m.: Bermuda gets ready for pass by Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

MIAMI (AP) — People on Bermuda rushed to make final preparations for an expected close brush today with Hurricane Humberto, a powerful Category 3 storm that caused authorities on the British Atlantic island to order early closings of schools, transportation and government offices. National ...

Wed. 9:04 a.m.: Number of abortions in US falls to lowest since 1973

NEW YORK (AP) — The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released this morning. The report from the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports ...

Wed. 8:57 a.m.: Iran warns US of response to any action over Saudi attack

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran warned the U.S. that any action taken against it following an attack on Saudi oil installations will "immediately" be met with a response from Tehran, its state-run news agency reported today, further raising Mideast tensions. Iran's president and foreign minister ...

Wed. 8:53 a.m.: Slow progress reported in talks as GM strike enters 3rd day

DETROIT (AP) — Union and company bargainers are making progress toward a new contract as a strike by United Auto Workers brought 33 General Motors factories to a halt continued into its third day. Committees working on thorny issues such as wages, health insurance costs, use of temporary ...

Tue. 9:15 a.m.: House Judiciary Committee to hold 1st impeachment hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — As they investigate President Donald Trump, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee will hold their first official hearing in what they are calling an impeachment investigation. Corey Lewandowski, Trump's outspoken former campaign manager, is scheduled to appear today ...

Tue. 9:07 a.m.: Talks set to carry on but no deal yet in UAW strike vs GM

DETROIT (AP) — Talks are set to resume today after a pause overnight, but there was no end to the strike against General Motors. Brian Rothenberg, spokesman for the UAW, said this morning, "They are talking, they've made progress, we'll see how long it takes." Before the talks broke off, ...

Tue. 8:59 a.m.: DC prepares for 1st House statehood hearing in 25 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 140 U.S. flags bearing an extra star are flying along Pennsylvania Avenue as Washington, D.C., prepares for its first House hearing on U.S. statehood in a quarter century. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser led a caravan toward to the U.S. Capitol on Monday to symbolize the ...

Tue. 8:55 a.m.: Taliban kill 24 at Afghan president’s rally; Ghani unhurt

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a campaign rally by President Ashraf Ghani in northern Afghanistan today, killing at least 24 people and wounding 31. Ghani was present at the venue but was unharmed, according to his campaign chief. Just hours ...